Jamaican Jeanine McIntosh becomes first black female aviator of the US Coast Guard

Jamaican-Born US Coast Guard , Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG) Jeanine McIntosh,  received her wings  at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas on June 24th, 2005, making her the first black female aviator in the history of the Coast Guard.

McIntosh was born in Kingston, Jamaica. After graduating from Florida International University in 2001, she decided to pursue her dream of flying, taking flying lessons at North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines (Broward County, Florida).

Menzie attended Vaz Preparatory School in Kingston, Jamaica. Her family moved to Canada before relocating to South Florida. where she graduated from Miami Killian High School in May 1997 and Florida International University in May 2001 with an international business degree. She also served as a flight instructor at Opa-locka Airport in Opa-Locka, Florida.

Source: Wikipedia and US Coast Guard
Photograph by PA2 Andrew Kendrick